the yoga of love retreat
There can only be love in the absence of fear. But in the meantime, fear is useful to us! Its energy is powerful, its flavour distinct - and if we meet and taste it right where it is, with courage, respect and grace, then we can transform it into the sweetest love.
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
This retreat features Padma's own Deepening Asana Series - designed specifically to target chakra awareness - and elements from Tibetan Heart Yoga Series 8 - the deep practice of the partner. The philosophical foundation of the retreat will be some of the most profound methods for opening the heart chakra - Lo Jong practices with commentaries from Bok Jinpa Course 14, Opening the Heart. We will explore the winds (pranayama), the waves (bindu - drops of consciousness), the tides (the nadis) and gravity (the vayus) in intermediate to advanced level asana and in chakra, mudra and bandha practices with the specific intention of choosing where our energy goes (harnessing the energy of love and discovering spiritual fire). Come with or without a partner.
Gabriola Island, BC
When? Get in touch for upcoming retreats.
How much? $108 deposit, balance by donation.
Register? Please register here. Maximum 10 participants.